Belize is probably the most eclectic melting pot of a country imaginable, with cultures such as those first Belizeans, the Maya, mixing harmoniously with more recent additions such as Spanish, British, African, European, Mennonite, East Indians and immigrants from the middle East, Asia … all over the planet, actually.
Belize may be small, but it is not homogenous. With a population around 321,000, the tiny country enjoys a diversity of ethnicities that is undeniably stimulating and improbably serene. It is indigenously Maya; politically Creole (most business owners and political figures); and the largest ethnic group is Mestizo (of mixed Spanish and Amerindian descent). While those are the biggest populations, at least half a dozen other prominent ethnic groups call Belize their home.